Clever ways to adapt your home and lifestyle to suit your evolving needs.

Clever ways to adapt your home and lifestyle to suit your evolving needs.

As we get older our lives and how we spend our time at home changes significantly. In retirement we often spend more time at home, pursuing hobbies or just enjoying time to relax. But so too, in many cases, does our mobility change and we need to adapt our space to accommodate.

Independent living is very important to many people who wish to stay living in their own homes as they age. There are many supports available to those who wish to live independently, from home care services where providers assist with things like domestic chores or home and garden maintenance, to tools and devices you can implement to make your home safer and more accommodating.

Home care services can be accessed and paid for privately, or via the Commonwealth Government’s Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or the Home Care Packages (HCP) programs which provide funding for eligible individuals. The CHSP supports those who need only low levels of support, while the HCP offers a greater level of support to those who need it.

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There are also a number of tools and devices that can be implemented in your home to make the space safer and more comfortable. Items like non-slip mats can guard against falls, and are perfect for wet areas like the bathroom, kitchen and laundry, as well as outdoors. Sensor lights can be installed to guide your path in the dark, and suit hallways and bathrooms for those middle-of-the-night visits. 

Swivel cushions allow you to easily manoeuvre out of a chair or bed, where twisting may be uncomfortable, and are ideal for using to get in and out of the car. They can be installed with little to no fuss, and make maintaining your movement and mobility much simpler.

These options and more are available to anyone wishing to live independently as they age, and further information can be found via the DPS Shop or 

Recommended products:

Non Slip Outdoor Mat

Better Living Portable Sensor Strip Light

Portable Sensor Light

Better Living Toilet Night Light

Immedia Easy Turn


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